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Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow

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Rewind to the Krakow of 70 years ago and learn about Oskar Schindler on a 1,5-hour tour of Krakow's Schindler’s Factory Museum. With an expert guide, explore this poignant museum, whose exhibitions stand in Schindler’s original enamel factory, where he employed hundreds of Jews, thereby protecting them from the Nazis. See Schindler’s office, hear stories of the workers he helped to save, and experience the multimedia projections, photos and artifacts that recall the horrors of Krakow under Nazi and Soviet occupation. Numbers are limited to 25 for a more personalised experience.
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Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory
Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, PolandDeparture Point: Please be at 4 Lipowa Street. The meeting point „Film Cafe” Restaurant which is situated inside the building, right next to the cash desk. Address: 4 Lipowa Street, Krakow Directions: Present the voucher to Discover Cracow representative.  Dates: Tuesday - Sunday
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    Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Choose your desired tour start time and travel independently to Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in central Krakow. Meet your guide outside and hear how the museum is housed in the very factory where the Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler employed Jewish workers during WWII. Before starting, get an illuminating introduction to Schindler, learning how Steven Spielberg brought his story to the world’s attention in his 1993 Oscar-winning movie, Schindler’s List. Then, head inside for your in-depth tour. Made up of interactive and photographic displays, the museum concentrates not only on Schindler’s and his employees’ work, but also on Krakow’s suffering during the run-up to war and beyond. As you explore, your guide will provide fascinating commentary, recounting poignant tales that will deepen your understanding of what happened here and Krakow’s history. Learn Schindler’s story and how his Jewish employees manufactured pots, pans, tins and other enamelware for the German army: a vital war effort that protected them from near-certain transportation to the concentration camps. See some of the products made here, view Schindler’s office, and hear the fates of some of the 1,200 Schindlerjuden — Schindler’s Jews — who worked in the factory. Follow your guide around the rooms dedicated to Krakow’s suffering during the war and later 20th century. View photographs of the terrorized city; be transported into the cobbled streets, resistance hideaways and prisons of the Nazi- and Soviet-occupied city; and get a sense of the overwhelming fear that gripped the population through original documents, artifacts, and film and radio recordings. After two hours of exploring, your tour ends outside the building. Say goodbye to your guide, who will provide you with directions back to the city center or your hotel as required.
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  • Guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum
  • Museum admission fee included in tour price
  • Travel back in time with multimedia exhibits and personal accounts
  • Guide provides additional in-depth commentary and answers group questions
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in the heart of Krakow. Before you begin your tour, get a brief overview of who Schindler was and why he became the inspiration for 'Schindler’s List,' Steven Spielberg’s iconic film. Inside the museum, photos, film, and eyewitness accounts convey the devastating effects of the Nazi occupation of Krakow, setting the stage for Schindler’s story. History comes to life as you learn the human tragedies behind major political events. The permanent exhibit has been widely praised for its artistic, interactive design, geared to transport visitors to wartime Krakow and relate its complex history in a manner both personal and deeply memorable. Uncover the stories that took place within the walls of Schindler’s factory, where employment protected over 1,000 people from deportation to concentration camps. Your guide answers questions and provide expert commentary to enrich your experience.
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Departure Point
Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line Entrance Ticket
  • 10% discount at Film Cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Visited on Sunday 12/01/2020; very informative site and many great pieces of history available to see. We’ll sign posted and easy to find. Sadly becoming over commercialised and in danger of loosing the historical importance.
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This exhibition is very detailed and tells the story of how the factory came to being and how Oskar Schindler helped to save many lives and see how the people in the local area lived. Whilst some of the subject matter is distressing I am glad to have further educated myself with
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The place itself was interesting, but our guide was not. He clearly shared the minimal amount of information and was anxious to be done with our group.
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Response from Serukada, Guest Relations Manager at Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback, we will share it further to the Schindler's Factory so the guide quality can be improved for future tours. Kind regards,
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I bought a guided tour package from getyourguide and the tour company was “Discover Krakow”. We had about 25 people on this tour and it was impossible to hear the guide during the most part of the tour. The tour company must limit the size to max 15 in my opinion. They must be
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Response from Serukada, Guest Relations Manager at Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, thanks for your feedback we will share it further to The Shindlers factory so they can improve the quality of the service for future tours.
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Fascinating look at life in Krakow under Nazi rule and the story of the unlikeliest of heros. Lots of interactive opportunities. We'll informed guide. Moving end rat will make you think about your own life.
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About the operator
By: Discover Cracow Tours
4,847 reviews
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Amazing place. We booked to be part of a group tour. It felt a bit rushed but what you see is really impressive!
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
A little rushed
The pick up point was easy to find, the bus transport very comfortable, the people we dealt with very friendly.
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Ayr, United Kingdom
Wonderful food tour on 15 January
Our guide from Discover Kraków led us on a wonderful trip ,through the streets of Kraków , visiting a cheese
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Tour was informative but rushed, hurried through exhibition to avoid to many people in a room at a time. Didn't
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Historic place
Visited on Sunday 12/01/2020; very informative site and many great pieces of history available to see. We’ll
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Excellent Service
Fantastic service great communication will definitely use again cars spotlessly clean drivers very smart and
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Well organised, thought provoking day
Very, very worthwhile tour. The guide was extremely informative and receptive to questions. Transport was well
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Gidon B
Tel Aviv, Israel
Disappointing over rated
Although the pick up and return to Krakow on the Double decker bus was great the evening was a bit of a let
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good Afternoon Out, Just Make sure you’re not tired before you go!!!
Definitely worth a visit, the Salt Mines may not be the most fascinating thing you’ll ever see but very unique and
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
So Salt mines are wonderful,we had a really good guide and in the main all headphones worked. However, the
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Salt Mines
Little disappointed with the support during the visit. Certainly the mines have a degree of fascination but I feel
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Salt mines tour
This excursion was well worth the money. Remember if you do this trip you have to walk down approximately 325
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Tour Guide failure
This is a little unfair. The salt mine is worth 3 or 4 stars, but that’s only if you have a half decent tour
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Do not go if hungover
Loved the stunning beauty of this guided tour, this place is just amazing and breathtaking. Takes a while to get
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Great guide
The guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau was great, very knowledgable and respectful. As for the tour company, maybe
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